Free CPR Classes Offered

By: WOWT Email
By: WOWT Email

It's an opportunity for those in the Omaha-metro to learn a lifesaving skill, at no charge.

Certified American Heart Association instructors will provide free CPR training on Saturday, April 24. The mass training event, consists of six, two-hour sessions, all held at Clarkson College, 42nd & Dodge.

The course will teach adult and child CPR to those who want to learn, but who do not need a course completion card.

Liz Svatos, chair of the event said the goal is to train 700 community members in one day. “Many of us know someone who has been directly affected by heart disease and stroke," she said. "But cardiac arrest can happen anytime to anyone. Many victims seem healthy with no known heart disease or other risk factors."

According to the American Heart Association, nearly 80% of cardiac arrest cases happen at home, while a family member is present. CPR can double or even triple a victim's chance at survival.

While the training is open to the general public, advance registration is required. Call (402) 552-2432 for more information or to reserve a spot.

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